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reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigratio
political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> ifill: indeed this new effort comes on the heels of last year's election in which president obama won seven of every ten hispanic votes in his victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time, in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to
planning to unveil its immigration reform proposals this week. last november, president obama won more than 70% of the latino vote, a new political reality forcing some republicans to reconsider their past opposition. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect t third, the democrats want it and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: senator marco rubio in a nevada newspaper today insisted illegal immigrants must earn their new citizenship. we can't round up millions of people and deport them but we also can't fix our broken immigration system if we provide incentives for people to come here illegally. also front and center, the battle over guns. president obama telling the new "republic" magazine that advocates of gun control have to do a little more listening than they do sometimes. asked if he has ever fired a gun, mr. obama said, up at camp david we do skeet shooting all the time, like jfk used to years ago. on "meet the press," former vice presidential candidate paul ryan referred to last month's newtown tragedy as a watershed moment. >>
. >>> this is a big day for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. >>> and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news. back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for
. >> yet -- and, yet, today a ray of hope, possibly. a day before president obama heads to las vegas to outline a proposal for imgrigs reform, democratic and republican senators will announce an immigration fix they aim to sell to both sides of the aisle. the plan includes a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers along side a provision for stricter border security. jon mccain an architect of the proposal underscored the urgency in getting something done, especially for his own party. >> how can you convince republicans about the path to citizenship? >> well, look, i'll give you some straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote. >> immigration reform made sure that compromise is possible, but the question for the next four years is whether it will be the exception or the rule. i think i actually know the answer to that question. governor rendell, lightning didn't strike john mccain when he admitted his own party had a problem. there seems to be some truth talking, some movement towards compromise. ar
supplement plan that's right for you. bill: major driver of headlines today. president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform leaving the white house shortly. that is the plan we're hearing, provides a faster pathway to citizenship. on a day after eight republican and democratic senators laid out their plan. senator marco rubio was one of them. i spoke to the republican senator out of florida just a bit earlier today. senator rubio, good morning to you, and welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: the president will speak later today in las vegas. do you expect him to blow up your plan? >> well, first of all, we'll reserve judgment until the president speaks. the early reports are that the president seems like he is trying to start a bidding war. we'll not do an immigration bidding wars. we have a set of principles. i've been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles. we were able to join together to announce those principles. now we'll turn those principles into a bil
down here in washington. a lovely sight for those of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may
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